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Numbers Carried
Company Number Date From
LNER (1943) 4462   10/12/1937
LNER (1946 1st) 601   Not applied
LNER (1946 2nd) 4   25/08/1946
BR (Tmp) E4   20/01/1948
BR 60004   25/05/1948

Names Carried
Date From Name
10/12/1937 GREAT SNIPE (removed 05/06/1941)
23/07/1941 WILLIAM WHITELAW

Liveries Carried
Colour Lining Date From
LNER Garter blue Narrow red and white 10/12/1937
LNER Black Unlined - NE on tender 31/10/1942
LNER Garter blue Narrow red and white 14/11/1946
BR Blue Black and White 10/08/1950
BR Brunswick Green Orange and Black 29/02/1952

Locomotive Specifics
Designer N. Gresley
Class A4
Company History LNER
Wheels 4-6-2
Builder Doncaster Works
Order Number 341A
Works Number 1864
Brakes (when built) Vacuum Brake
To Service Sun 10/12/1937 to Kings Cross (KX)
Withdrawal Sun 17/07/1966 off Aberdeen Ferryhill (61B)
Scrapping During 10/1966 at Motherwell Machinery and Scrap (Wishaw)
Service Life 28 yrs, 7 mths , 7 dys

Tenders
Type Number From Company Water Coal
Streamlined Non-Corridor 5667 27/11/1937 LNER 5,000g 8t 0cwt
LNER Corridor 5323 23/07/1941 LNER 5,000g 9t 0cwt
Streamlined Non-Corridor 5639 04/02/1948 LNER 5,000g 8t 0cwt
LNER Corridor 5484 25/05/1948 LNER 5,000g 9t 0cwt

Notes
Notes Sold for scrap to Motherwell Machinery & Scrap, Wishaw, 10/66

Allocations
Code Name From Date
KX Kings Cross (New) 10/12/1937
GHD Gateshead 16/02/1938
HTN Heaton 17/06/1940
HAY Haymarket 24/07/1941
61B Aberdeen Ferryhill
(Primarily used on 3hr expresses from Aberdeen - Glasgow)
11/06/1962
64B Haymarket 20/09/1962
61B Aberdeen Ferryhill
(Primarily used on 3hr expresses from Aberdeen - Glasgow)
17/06/1963
   Withdrawn 17/07/1966

SLS Allocations*
Type Code Name From Date
ALLOC 61B Aberdeen Ferryhill 4w/e 07/07/1962
ALLOC 64A St Margarets 5w/e 13/10/1962
ALLOC 61B Aberdeen Ferryhill 5w/e 13/07/1963
WDN   17/07/1966

* Stephenson Locomotive Society data - raw and not yet cross-referenced
Modifications
Date Modified Modification
10/12/1937 Diagram 107 boiler fitted (number 9018)
23/07/1941 Side skirting removed
03/09/1941 Automatic Warning System (AWS) fitted
31/10/1942 Diagram 107 boiler fitted (number 9029)
19/04/1944 To 75% Cut-off
26/04/1949 Diagram 107 boiler fitted (number 9126)
10/08/1950 Diagram 107 boiler fitted (number 9129)
29/02/1952 Diagram 107 boiler fitted (number 29311)
22/05/1953 Long guard irons removed
28/03/1956 Diagram 107 boiler fitted (number 29289)
05/12/1957 Double Chimney fitted
05/12/1957 Diagram 107 boiler fitted (number 29302)
13/11/1958 Automatic Warning System (AWS) fitted
16/04/1959 Diagram 107 boiler fitted (number 29330)
25/01/1961 Speedometer fitted
25/01/1961 Diagram 107 boiler fitted (number 29333)
31/12/1962 Diagram 107 boiler fitted (number 29307)


Works Visits
Works Entry Departure Durn Level of Work Mileage
Doncaster Works 14/01/1938 31/01/1938 18 days Light Repair
Larger coal space provided
 
Doncaster Works 11/02/1938 14/02/1938 4 days Light Repair  
Doncaster Works 02/01/1939 11/02/1939 41 days General  
Doncaster Works 26/02/1940 27/04/1940 62 days General  
Doncaster Works 05/06/1941 23/07/1941 49 days General
Tender number 5323 (LNER Corridor) attached.
Side skirting removed
De-named GREAT SNIPE
Named WILLIAM WHITELAW
 
Doncaster Works 26/08/1941 03/09/1941 9 days Light Repair
Automatic Warning System (AWS) fitted
 
Doncaster Works 16/09/1942 31/10/1942 46 days General
Boiler number 9029 (Diagram 107)
Painted Wartime unlined black with NE lettering on tender
 
Doncaster Works 10/03/1944 19/04/1944 41 days General
To 75% Cut-off
 
Doncaster Works 13/03/1945 31/03/1945 19 days Light Repair  
Doncaster Works 05/09/1945 27/10/1945 53 days General  
Doncaster Works 01/10/1946 14/11/1946 45 days General
Painted Garter blue with black frames, red wheel centres and narrow red and white lining.
 
Doncaster Works 04/12/1947 20/01/1948 48 days General
Renumbered to BR (Tmp) number E4
 
Doncaster Works 03/02/1948 04/02/1948 2 days Special
Tender change
Tender number 5639 (Streamlined Non-Corridor) attached.
 
Doncaster Works 24/05/1948 25/05/1948 2 days Special
Tender change
Tender number 5484 (LNER Corridor) attached.
Renumbered to BR 60004
 
Doncaster Works 28/07/1948 06/08/1948 10 days Light Casual  
Doncaster Works 08/11/1948 19/11/1948 12 days Light Casual  
Doncaster Works 11/03/1949 26/04/1949 47 days General
Boiler number 9126 (Diagram 107)
 
Doncaster Works 10/07/1950 10/08/1950 32 days General
Boiler number 9129 (Diagram 107)
Painted BR Blue for steam locomotives, with broad black, inlaid with thin white lining.
 
Doncaster Works 21/01/1952 29/02/1952 40 days General
Boiler number 29311 (Diagram 107)
Painted Brunswick green with orange and black lining.
 
Doncaster Works 22/04/1953 22/05/1953 31 days General
Long guard irons removed
 
Doncaster Works 23/08/1954 06/10/1954 45 days Heavy Intermediate  
Doncaster Works 02/03/1955 21/03/1955 20 days Light Casual  
Doncaster Works 18/02/1956 28/03/1956 40 days General
Boiler number 29289 (Diagram 107)
 
Cowlairs Works 11/07/1956 11/07/1956 1 day Light Casual  
Doncaster Works 14/01/1957 31/01/1957 18 days Light Casual  
Doncaster Works 05/11/1957 05/12/1957 31 days General
Boiler number 29302 (Diagram 107)
Double Chimney fitted
 
Cowlairs Works 25/06/1958 27/06/1958 3 days Light Casual  
Doncaster Works 04/11/1958 13/11/1958 10 days Light Casual
Automatic Warning System (AWS) fitted
 
Doncaster Works 05/03/1959 16/04/1959 43 days General
Boiler number 29330 (Diagram 107)
 
Doncaster Works 31/05/1960 08/06/1960 9 days Light Casual  
Doncaster Works 05/12/1960 25/01/1961 52 days General
Boiler number 29333 (Diagram 107)
Speedometer fitted
 
Doncaster Works 07/02/1961 11/02/1961 5 days Unclassified  
Doncaster Works 13/11/1962 31/12/1962 49 days General
Boiler number 29307 (Diagram 107)
 
Darlington Works 11/12/1963 06/02/1964 58 days Heavy Casual  
Inverurie Works 13/02/1964 13/02/1964 1 day Unclassified  
Darlington Works 05/07/1965 28/08/1965 55 days Light Casual  

Summary
Date Event Details Source See Also
27/11/1937 Tender Tender fitted: Streamlined Non-Corridor number 5667    
10/12/1937 To Service To service as LNER Number 4462, name: GREAT SNIPE
Built at Doncaster Works, Works Number 1864
Allocated to Kings Cross (KX)
Livery applied: Garter blue with black frames, red wheel centres and narrow red and white lining.
Diagram 107 boiler fitted
   
14/01/1938 Works Visit Works Visit - Doncaster Works (Light Repair) - Arr: 14/01/1938. Dep: 31/01/1938.
Work undertaken:
Larger coal space provided
   
11/02/1938 Works Visit Works Visit - Doncaster Works (Light Repair) - Arr: 11/02/1938. Dep: 14/02/1938.    
16/02/1938 Allocation Reallocated to Gateshead (GHD)    
02/01/1939 Works Visit Works Visit - Doncaster Works (General) - Arr: 02/01/1939. Dep: 11/02/1939.    
26/02/1940 Works Visit Works Visit - Doncaster Works (General) - Arr: 26/02/1940. Dep: 27/04/1940.    
17/06/1940 Allocation Reallocated to Heaton (HTN)    
05/06/1941 Works Visit Works Visit - Doncaster Works (General) - Arr: 05/06/1941. Dep: 23/07/1941.
Work undertaken:
Tender number 5323 (LNER Corridor) attached.
Side skirting removed
De-named GREAT SNIPE
Named WILLIAM WHITELAW
   
24/07/1941 Allocation Reallocated to Haymarket (HAY)    
26/08/1941 Works Visit Works Visit - Doncaster Works (Light Repair) - Arr: 26/08/1941. Dep: 03/09/1941.
Work undertaken:
Automatic Warning System (AWS) fitted
   
16/09/1942 Works Visit Works Visit - Doncaster Works (General) - Arr: 16/09/1942. Dep: 31/10/1942.
Work undertaken:
Boiler number 9029 (Diagram 107)
Painted Wartime unlined black with NE lettering on tender
   
10/03/1944 Works Visit Works Visit - Doncaster Works (General) - Arr: 10/03/1944. Dep: 19/04/1944.
Work undertaken:
To 75% Cut-off
   
13/03/1945 Works Visit Works Visit - Doncaster Works (Light Repair) - Arr: 13/03/1945. Dep: 31/03/1945.    
05/09/1945 Works Visit Works Visit - Doncaster Works (General) - Arr: 05/09/1945. Dep: 27/10/1945.    
1946 Number Allocated Allocated number 601 but not taken up    
25/08/1946 Renumbered Renumbered to 4    
01/10/1946 Works Visit Works Visit - Doncaster Works (General) - Arr: 01/10/1946. Dep: 14/11/1946.
Work undertaken:
Painted Garter blue with black frames, red wheel centres and narrow red and white lining.
   
04/12/1947 Works Visit Works Visit - Doncaster Works (General) - Arr: 04/12/1947. Dep: 20/01/1948.
Work undertaken:
Renumbered to BR (Tmp) number E4
   
03/02/1948 Works Visit Works Visit - Doncaster Works (Special) - Arr: 03/02/1948. Dep: 04/02/1948.
Work undertaken:
Tender change
Tender number 5639 (Streamlined Non-Corridor) attached.
   
24/05/1948 Works Visit Works Visit - Doncaster Works (Special) - Arr: 24/05/1948. Dep: 25/05/1948.
Work undertaken:
Tender change
Tender number 5484 (LNER Corridor) attached.
Renumbered to BR 60004
   
28/07/1948 Works Visit Works Visit - Doncaster Works (Light Casual) - Arr: 28/07/1948. Dep: 06/08/1948.    
08/11/1948 Works Visit Works Visit - Doncaster Works (Light Casual) - Arr: 08/11/1948. Dep: 19/11/1948.    
11/03/1949 Works Visit Works Visit - Doncaster Works (General) - Arr: 11/03/1949. Dep: 26/04/1949.
Work undertaken:
Boiler number 9126 (Diagram 107)
   
10/07/1950 Works Visit Works Visit - Doncaster Works (General) - Arr: 10/07/1950. Dep: 10/08/1950.
Work undertaken:
Boiler number 9129 (Diagram 107)
Painted BR Blue for steam locomotives, with broad black, inlaid with thin white lining.
   
21/01/1952 Works Visit Works Visit - Doncaster Works (General) - Arr: 21/01/1952. Dep: 29/02/1952.
Work undertaken:
Boiler number 29311 (Diagram 107)
Painted Brunswick green with orange and black lining.
   
22/04/1953 Works Visit Works Visit - Doncaster Works (General) - Arr: 22/04/1953. Dep: 22/05/1953.
Work undertaken:
Long guard irons removed
   
23/08/1954 Works Visit Works Visit - Doncaster Works (Heavy Intermediate) - Arr: 23/08/1954. Dep: 06/10/1954.    
02/03/1955 Works Visit Works Visit - Doncaster Works (Light Casual) - Arr: 02/03/1955. Dep: 21/03/1955.    
18/02/1956 Works Visit Works Visit - Doncaster Works (General) - Arr: 18/02/1956. Dep: 28/03/1956.
Work undertaken:
Boiler number 29289 (Diagram 107)
   
11/07/1956 Works Visit Works Visit - Cowlairs Works (Light Casual) - Arr: 11/07/1956. Dep: 11/07/1956.    
14/01/1957 Works Visit Works Visit - Doncaster Works (Light Casual) - Arr: 14/01/1957. Dep: 31/01/1957.    
05/11/1957 Works Visit Works Visit - Doncaster Works (General) - Arr: 05/11/1957. Dep: 05/12/1957.
Work undertaken:
Boiler number 29302 (Diagram 107)
Double Chimney fitted
   
25/06/1958 Works Visit Works Visit - Cowlairs Works (Light Casual) - Arr: 25/06/1958. Dep: 27/06/1958.    
04/11/1958 Works Visit Works Visit - Doncaster Works (Light Casual) - Arr: 04/11/1958. Dep: 13/11/1958.
Work undertaken:
Automatic Warning System (AWS) fitted
   
05/03/1959 Works Visit Works Visit - Doncaster Works (General) - Arr: 05/03/1959. Dep: 16/04/1959.
Work undertaken:
Boiler number 29330 (Diagram 107)
   
31/05/1960 Works Visit Works Visit - Doncaster Works (Light Casual) - Arr: 31/05/1960. Dep: 08/06/1960.    
05/12/1960 Works Visit Works Visit - Doncaster Works (General) - Arr: 05/12/1960. Dep: 25/01/1961.
Work undertaken:
Boiler number 29333 (Diagram 107)
Speedometer fitted
   
07/02/1961 Works Visit Works Visit - Doncaster Works (Unclassified) - Arr: 07/02/1961. Dep: 11/02/1961.    
11/06/1962 Allocation Reallocated to Aberdeen Ferryhill (61B) (Primarily used on 3hr expresses from Aberdeen - Glasgow)    
20/09/1962 Allocation Reallocated to Haymarket (64B)    
13/11/1962 Works Visit Works Visit - Doncaster Works (General) - Arr: 13/11/1962. Dep: 31/12/1962.
Work undertaken:
Boiler number 29307 (Diagram 107)
   
17/06/1963 Allocation Reallocated to Aberdeen Ferryhill (61B) (Primarily used on 3hr expresses from Aberdeen - Glasgow)    
11/12/1963 Works Visit Works Visit - Darlington Works (Heavy Casual) - Arr: 11/12/1963. Dep: 06/02/1964.    
13/02/1964 Works Visit Works Visit - Inverurie Works (Unclassified) - Arr: 13/02/1964. Dep: 13/02/1964.    
05/07/1965 Works Visit Works Visit - Darlington Works (Light Casual) - Arr: 05/07/1965. Dep: 28/08/1965.    
17/07/1966 Withdrawn Condemned as 60004 from Aberdeen Ferryhill (61B)    
10/1966 Scrapped Broken up by Motherwell Machinery and Scrap: Wishaw    

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